Boys' underachievement

Causes and strategies

Rohaty Mohd Majzub, Maisarah Muhammad Rais

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    Abstract

    Boys' underachievement has been a much discussed and debated topic and poses as a major challenge to the education system. It is currently a universal phenomenon which leads educators and parents to find ways to assuage this problem. The present paper reports the preliminary research results on boys' underachievement under the GUP (General University Proposal) Grant at the National University Malaysia. The paper looks into the perceptions of educationists on the causes of boy's underachievement and forward implications for educational policy and practice. The sample included 300 Malaysian secondary school teachers who have five years of experiences or more in the urban areas. The main findings indicated that boy's underachievement's were related to both extrinsic and intrinsic factors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Pages3160-3164
    Number of pages5
    Volume2
    Edition2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 4 Feb 20108 Feb 2010

    Other

    Other2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period4/2/108/2/10

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    Keywords

    • Boys Underachievement
    • equity in education
    • gender gaps in achievement

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Psychology(all)

    Cite this

    Majzub, R. M., & Rais, M. M. (2010). Boys' underachievement: Causes and strategies. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 3160-3164) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.482

    Boys' underachievement : Causes and strategies. / Majzub, Rohaty Mohd; Rais, Maisarah Muhammad.

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2 2. ed. 2010. p. 3160-3164.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Majzub, RM & Rais, MM 2010, Boys' underachievement: Causes and strategies. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2 edn, vol. 2, pp. 3160-3164, 2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010, Istanbul, Turkey, 4/2/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.482
    Majzub RM, Rais MM. Boys' underachievement: Causes and strategies. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2 ed. Vol. 2. 2010. p. 3160-3164 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.482
    Majzub, Rohaty Mohd ; Rais, Maisarah Muhammad. / Boys' underachievement : Causes and strategies. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2 2. ed. 2010. pp. 3160-3164
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